Olympic Gold Medalists,Venus and Serena Williams get their shine on on the cover of the New York Times Magazine! In the latest issue, Serena speaks on the negative publicity surrounding her latest outbursts during the 2009 US Open and how she feel it represented her religion. But despite her own disappointment, there’s one person in her life who is overjoyed and very proud of how far her and her sister has come; and that’s their mother! Inside the magazine, she stated:
“I reflected on the fact that in the United States, you don’t have many players that are doing well. And then you have these two old, black girls, up in age now, and they’re still holding up America. That to me was remarkable.”
During the interview,
When asked about her outburst towards the lineswoman during the 2009 US Open, Serena stated:
“I was definitely stressed, and I was angry. I don’t foot-fault. Like, I have in the past, but this woman should never make a call in the semifinals of a Grandslam on a person who doesn’t foot-fault. She was totally wrong. I’m sorry. I’m not sorry. I looked at her like — I tried to warn her. And then she did it again. And I’m thinking, This is ridiculous.
What bothered me most was that I was representing my religion. I just felt like anyone who knew I was a Witness was stumbled. And I really don’t want to stumble anybody. They had to have a talk with me. And I knew it was coming. I just felt really bad, though, because it’s like, that’s not who I am.”
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